Adrian Clark Named CEO of Fighters First Management



Adrian Clark Named CEO of Fighters First Management

Fighters First Management seems to be an active entity. FFM boxer Brandon Glanton, a cruiserweight contender, went to 15-0 July 9 on a ProBox card in Plant City, Florida. Today, we get more proof of the new company’s growth, with news that boxing’s newest management group has named former boxing manager Adrian Clark its Chief Executive Officer.

Here is info from a FFM release:

Clark has more than 12 years of experience in sports and entertainment, including creating “Protect Yourself at All Times,” an educational initiative designed to educate amateur and professional boxers about the business of boxing and how to protect their financial wellbeing while pursuing athletic accomplishments.

Prior to joining Fighters First, Clark was founder and CEO of AC Sports Management, a boxing management company acquired by Ballengee Group in 2019.

“The creation of Fighters First Management was inspired by Adrian’s best-selling book, Protect Yourself at All Times: A Guide for Professional Boxers,” said David Basha, founder of Fighters First Management. “We believe his strong leadership and innovative approach to sports management will help us become a successful and prominent model in boxing.”

“There is no better way to prove my concepts than to put them into play with Fighters First Management,” said Clark. “This organization offers the ideal business model and the experienced executive team to position us – and most importantly, our athletes – for long-term success.”

In April, Fighters First Management named former NABF Matchmaker of the Year and veteran promoter Jolene Mizzone as its president. Fighters First Management is a full-service management company with the fighters’ long-term best interests true to its name and central to all decisions.

Clark received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi. In 2016, Forbes Magazine named Clark to its annual “30 Under 30” list in the sports category. Clark will remain CEO of Protect Yourself at All Times, LLC.

Founder/editor Michael Woods got addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the then-impregnable Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist has covered the sport since for ESPN The Magazine,, Bad Left Hook and RING. His journalism career started with NY Newsday in 1999. Michael Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and for Facebook Fightnight Live, since 2017.

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